Inclusion

A quarter of workers judge colleagues on their appearance

A quarter (25%) of workers ranked appearance as the most important factor when meeting someone for the first time at work, followed by personal hygiene (23%) and then someone’s job title (17%).

Racial equity: What to do when you fear saying the wrong thing

You want to support your black colleagues and build a more just, equitable workplace. But you’re concerned that an inappropriate word will upset or alienate your black colleagues, expose you and your...

A third of young workers concerned about proximity bias

A third (34%) of 18-to-24-year-olds are concerned that working remotely will mean they miss out on progression opportunities.

Black grads need backing, not just recruitment

Employers cannot encourage racial equality merely by hiring young black people and hoping for the best.

Succeeding as a black woman in business

I was born and raised in Nigeria where I lived and went to school. I am the second of five children and was born into a very professional and entrepreneurial family.

Welcoming dissatisfaction critical to inclusion

Taking the first step to creating an inclusive workplace is often the most difficult. It takes a great deal of trust and belief that change will be good for your team, both for building a positive...

How can businesses create an inclusive culture across different time zones?

In the context of the upheaval and uncertainty during the last 18 months, it’s more important than ever that companies bring their people together.

Pay gap reporting isn’t perfect, but greater transparency is necessary

While COVID-19 has undoubtedly accelerated new ways of working, the Black Lives Matter movement has – rightly so – created an unprecedented urgency for more genuinely diverse and inclusive workplaces...

Supporting LGBT+ staff in the wake of cancelled London Pride

News of London Pride's cancellation for the second year due to coronavirus restrictions is a blow to many in the LGBT+ community.

Inclusive recruitment needs continuous improvement

Embedding diversity and inclusion into businesses has come on leaps and bounds in recent years – it’s been exciting to watch as companies have developed strategies to increase representation of many...

Internal comms terminology divides the workforce

Many moons ago the terms “white collar” and “blue collar” were commonly used. But this blatant divide between office and manual workers created a negativity which saw many consider blue collar workers...

Menopause: where legislation fails employers can step in

For years, menopause has been one of those subjects people shy away from in spite of it being a biological fact. This is particularly true in the workplace: although some employees experience...